Activities and Safety

Activities

Protect Your Public Lands

  • Leave arrowheads and other artifacts for others to enjoy.
  • Chalking or touching rock art (petroglyphs and pictographs) destroys them.
  • Climbing or sitting on the rocks can harm rock art.

Please remember to leave only footprints, leave all artifacts in place and report any vandalism you witness to 1-800-637-9152. With all of us working together, we can save the Arizona Strip’s past before it vanishes.

Safety and Conservation Tips

  • Be prudent on muddy roads
  • Identify your target
  • Wear blaze orange clothing
  • Show respect for the land
  • Carry out all trash
  • “Leave No Trace”
  • Respect Hunting Seasons Restrictions

Fire Safety

For the most up-to-date fire restriction information, please call (602) 417-9373, or toll-free 1-877-864-6985. During business hours you may call (602) 417-9300, or visit the “Fire Restrictions” page on the Public Lands Information Center, for information regarding all lands in Arizona and New Mexico, including BLM public lands.

Warm summer temperatures and winds can spread a fire. Fire restrictions are being implemented in parts of Arizona to lessen the chance of human-caused wildfires. Please be EXTRA careful with fire and check on current restrictions before heading to your favorite BLM spot.

BE CAREFUL with fire year-round. And remember Fireworks are not allowed on BLM Public Lands at any time!!

Hunting Safety

Almost all public lands in Arizona are open to lawful hunting under state regulations. Three Game Management Units (GMUs) have been established on the Arizona Strip by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. They are: GMU 12B, which includes BLM and tribal lands on the Arizona Strip from Kanab Creek east to the Colorado River and south to the Kaibab National Forest; GMU 13A, which includes all lands on the Arizona Strip from the Hurricane Cliffs east to Kanab Creek and south to the Colorado River; and GMU 13B, which includes all lands from the Nevada border east to the Hurricane Cliffs and south to the Colorado River. Each of the GMUs is bordered on the north by the State of Utah. You are responsible for knowing where the boundaries are.

National Parks are closed to hunting. Wilderness areas are open to hunting, but motor vehicles, as well as mechanized equipment such as mountain bikes, generators and chain saws, are prohibited in wilderness area. All Cultural Resources on public lands, including arrowheads, pottery, and historic sites, are protected by federal laws and should neither be collected nor disturbed. Whether you hunt or not, please be careful not to camp or build fires on archaeological sites. Also, please remember to leave fence gates as you find them.

Check on specific hunting season dates and permit requirements with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. They publish an annual guide to hunting regulations in Arizona that lists all the season dates.